Back and Spinal Claims

Our award-winning team have sound experience with back injury and spinal injury negligence claims, having secured substantial damages for our clients over the years. As a result, we know exactly what is needed to build the strongest possible case, giving you the best chance of achieving fair compensation, as quickly as possible.

We strive to reach a settlement without the need for you to go to court, meaning we can typically resolve your claim faster and at lower cost to you, while allowing you to avoid the stress of attending a court hearing.

Why Wolferstans

  • No Win, No Fee

    No Win, No Fee

    We have various funding options available which means you will not usually have to use any of your own money to start a claim.

  • Award Winning Experts

    Award Winning Experts

    We are a team of highly accredited specialists who have been recognised in various prestigious awards for our commitment to our clients.

  • High Success Rates

    High Success Rates

    We have secured substantial settlements for our clients over the years and place a focus on settling claims without the need for a court hearing.

What Happens Next?

We understand that you or your loved one may have experienced a life changing event and may be feeling let down by trusted professionals. We are here to rebuild your trust from the outset. The process will begin with a dedicated Client Services Coordinator who will provide you with an expert initial assessment service by whichever means you feel most comfortable with.

From here, our specialist screening panel will discuss the details of your claim and provide an honest assessment of whether your claim justifies further investigation.

The thoroughness of our initial steps results in good prospects of success. We will keep you well-informed from the outset and ensure you are allocated to the legal professional most qualified to bring you a successful claim.

Common questions about back and spinal injury claims

You will usually have 3 years to claim compensation for a back or spinal injury that you experienced. This time limit may be counted from when the injury happened or when you realised it may have been the result of medical negligence, depending on the circumstances.

Different time limits may apply in certain situations, however, including where:

  • The claimant is under 18 – Their parents or guardians will have until they turn 18 to bring a claim. If they do not do so, the claimant will be able to bring their own claim once they turn 18, with a deadline of their 21st birthday.
  • The claimant lacks the mental capacity to bring a claim – There is no time limit for someone else to bring a claim for them.
  • The claim is with respect to someone who died due to negligent treatment of a back or spinal condition – There is normally a 3-year time limit from the date of death for their dependants or representatives of their estates to bring a claim.

Knowing which time limit applies to your situation and whether you still have time to make a claim can depend on a number of factors, so we strongly recommend speaking to a member of our team, no matter how much time has passed.

The value of your claim will depend on several factors, including:

  • How serious the injury is.
  • The impact the injury is having on you or your loved one’s life.
  • Any specific costs that have been incurred due to the injury.

The compensation you can receive for a back injury is normally split into two types of damages:

Special damages – Covering specific financial losses incurred up to the date of settlement e.g. paying for treatment, medication and special equipment, as well as things like lost earnings due to having to give up work.

General damages – Covering non-financial losses e.g. pain, suffering and changes to your lifestyle, as well as predicted future financial losses, such as being unable to return to work due to your injuries.

This is a common concern as many people are intimidated by the thought of attending a court hearing. However, in our experience this is rarely necessary as most back and spinal injury claims can be resolved out of court.

We have a strong focus on non-confrontational dispute resolution, meaning many claims can be settled through negotiation and alternative dispute resolution without the need to initiate court action. Even when court proceedings have been started, most claims are resolved with a pre-trial settlement and don’t end up in court.

In those rare cases where a court hearing is needed to achieve a fair outcome, however, you can rest assured that we have the skills and experience to give you the best possible representation.

As well as our own team, we also have strong links with specialist barristers and other experts, meaning however your claim proceeds, we can support you effectively every step of the way.

Free consultation – find out if you have a claim

To arrange your free initial assessment and find out if you have a claim, contact us today on 01752 292204, fill out the form for a call back at a time convenient to you, or email us.